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Above: Lawrence Wallen, ITALY, International City Dubai UAE, 2009. Digital c-print, 104 x 78 cm
The School of Design and the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building (DAB) at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) have announced a new joint PhD program in partnership with the University of Vienna – Critical Spatial Thinking: Design and Performative Practice. Applications in the area of Practice-informed Research (PiR), commencing in early 2014, have been invited.
This PhD program brings together candidates and leading academics from the UTS School of Design and the Institute for Theatre, Film and Media Studies at the University of Vienna in a trans-disciplinary research cluster. The program leads to a joint PhD degree, managed and taught at both universities.
Working across the disciplines of spatial design, architecture, theatre, exhibition and media, the program engages existing design and artistic competencies and applies them directly to questions of design and performative practice.
PhD proposals must relate to one or several of the program’s main research arenas:
- Critical Practices: Performance, Design and the Politics of Space
- Sharing Space: Collaborative Practices in Curating, Design and Performance
- Staging the City: Performative Strategies and the Activation of Urban Space
Successful candidates spend periods of time at both universities. The current academic leads at the respective institutions are Professor Thea Brejzek and Professor Lawrence Wallen from UTS; and Professor Wolfgang Greisenegger and Professor Brigitte Marschall from the University of Vienna.
The application deadline is 15 December 2013.